The contributions of visual and central attention to visual working memory.

@article{Souza2017TheCO,
  title={The contributions of visual and central attention to visual working memory.},
  author={Alessandra S Souza and Klaus Oberauer},
  journal={Attention, perception & psychophysics},
  year={2017},
  volume={79 7},
  pages={
          1897-1916
        }
}
We investigated the role of two kinds of attention-visual and central attention-for the maintenance of visual representations in working memory (WM). In Experiment 1 we directed attention to individual items in WM by presenting cues during the retention interval of a continuous delayed-estimation task, and instructing participants to think of the cued items. Attending to items improved recall commensurate with the frequency with which items were attended (0, 1, or 2 times). Experiments 1 and 3… CONTINUE READING
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